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    while at uni i mean :rolleyes: just that theres no point in paying for accomodation when its only a 30min bus journey while living at home
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    My sister lives at home. She likes it
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    If you live in a city and your university shares the same city centre then you can still get involved in a lot of student life. I live at home and do all the usual studenty stuff. I am just doing it to save money.

    I won't move out till I do a masters if I decide to.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    If you live in a city and your university shares the same city centre then you can still get involved in a lot of student life. I live at home and do all the usual studenty stuff. I am just doing it to save money.

    I won't move out till I do a masters if I decide to.
    sounds good, it doesn't exactly share the same city as i live near bolton (if anyone's heard of it) but its not far away.
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    I went to uni by bus last year... it was a 40 minute trip.

    It sounds nice and simple, but after a while, it really gets you down. Especially on cold winter mornings with rain and frost... it zaps away all your motivation. The worst part though is waiting for the bus... waiting... waiting... waiting... that's all you ever do and it can be really depressing. Anyway, after a year of hell, this is what I recommend:

    1. Get yourself a car (if you can)
    2. Try and timetable your lessons for the afternoon (so you can sleep in)
    3. Skip all lectures
    4. Get yourself a Saturday job
    5. Start conversations with people on your first day... make friends fast.
    6. You'll probably arrive at uni long before the class starts. Find yourself something to do
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    I went to uni by bus last year... it was a 40 minute trip.

    It sounds nice and simple, but after a while, it really gets you down. Especially on cold winter mornings with rain and frost... it zaps away all your motivation. The worst part though is waiting for the bus... waiting... waiting... waiting... that's all you ever do and it can be really depressing. Anyway, after a year of hell, this is what I recommend:

    1. Get yourself a car (if you can)
    2. Try and timetable your lessons for the afternoon (so you can sleep in)
    3. Skip all lectures
    4. Get yourself a Saturday job
    5. Start conversations with people on your first day... make friends fast.
    6. You'll probably arrive at uni long before the class starts. Find yourself something to do
    lol, thanks, can u actually choose the time of the lessons. id have to walk for 20 minutes to the nearest bus stop just to catch the bus so its gonna be hard.
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    lol, thanks, can u actually choose the time of the lessons.
    You can at Essex. I'm not sure about other unis though.
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    (Original post by alio)
    while at uni i mean :rolleyes: just that theres no point in paying for accomodation when its only a 30min bus journey while living at home
    Do you know many people who are going to the same uni i.e. your mates from the area? If not, it might be worth staying in halls for the 1st year, to get to know people and moving home for 2nd year onwards.

    Having said that, you may stand to gain a lot from staying at home - less hassle, non-squat-like living conditions, loadsa free stuff, a car etc.

    Which uni btw?
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    (Original post by alio)
    while at uni i mean :rolleyes: just that theres no point in paying for accomodation when its only a 30min bus journey while living at home

    I'm going to live at home.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Having said that, you may stand to gain a lot from staying at home - less hassle, non-squat-like living conditions
    Thats why i wanna live in halls
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    I am 35 minutes away from Salford by rush hour buses. I have to get a bus to the city centre, and then get one to Salford or walk if I feel like the exercise.

    However I am only 20 minutes away from the city thats 10 minutes walk way from salford so it dosn't feel far away at all. The people that live in halls have to walk 15 minutes to get there, some of te salford private accomdation is literly miles away.

    Most my university mates live at home but all share the same city so we go clubbing and stuff.

    I think if you live in a small village ore somthing then living at home could be a social disaster.
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    I live at home and it is bliss. I can come home after uni, put my feet up and relax without having to worry about some roomie getting in the way or some small uncomfortable room causing me inconvenience. I have all my belongings with me and I don't have to pay anything for accomodation.

    It's certainly true that you will make more friends if you stay in halls but for me that was never a priority, as I already had several friends going into uni in the same city and made a couple more once I got there. Good enough for me.

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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Do you know many people who are going to the same uni i.e. your mates from the area? If not, it might be worth staying in halls for the 1st year, to get to know people and moving home for 2nd year onwards.

    Having said that, you may stand to gain a lot from staying at home - less hassle, non-squat-like living conditions, loadsa free stuff, a car etc.

    Which uni btw?
    hopefully salford its the nearest
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    All the Manchester Universities (including Salford) are very car unfriendly. You have to pay £2.50 a day to park, and thats provided you can find a space.

    They are loads of buses direct to the university from Bolton though, the number 8 being the most frequent.

    Salford University has its own train station so if you live near a train station it will only take you 20 minutes to get there.
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    I have to live in halls in uni as there are no uni's in my county.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    You can at Essex. I'm not sure about other unis though.
    Can you? Us poor maths student don't get the choice and I had 3 9AM lectures a week last term
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    I personally think its better to live in halls. at least for the first year anyway as youll find it a struggle to fit in. particularly if youre quite. whereas if youre in uni residences then you have a group of friends from day one. depends on your preference though. i only know a couple of people whove stayed at home during uni. one of them knows noone on his course and does no socialising with any of the other students. its not that hes anti-social and hes got a girlfriend. it was just never a priority. i just think it gives you more independence, challenges and helps you grow as a person due to being faced with all different types of people and situations.
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    I'm going to be living at home, saves some money, the only prob being I'm going to have to take two buses to get to uni. I do have a car, but when I went for an interview there were hardly any parking spaces. Everywhere was full, so I dont know whether to give it a try and find a little quiet street and park there or just to get the bus.
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    I'm living at home. I live in SE London and I'm hoping to go to KCL or SOAS. It's only 15-20 minutes away by train.
 
 
 
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